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>> outrage after flames redress southwest baltimore home, taking the life of an elderly man. that fire has sparked more controversy over the rotating fire station closures in baltimore city. never say if the nearby station was not closed, their friend might still be alive today this. george lettis it is live with the very latest on this. >> drug co. 23 behind me has the equipment needed to do -- truck co. as the equipment to do search and rescue. the station is temporarily closed because of city budget cuts and could not respond to the fire. a southwest baltimore neighborhood is morning the tragic death of james weiss. the 59-year-old could not escape his burning home. his neighbors and the city's
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fire fighters union blamed his death on the city's move this year to periodically close fire stations, a cost-cutting move that they say cost to the man his life. >> this is unacceptable, because they are two seconds away and they could have come down here and done something. >> the brave teenagers rushed in to try to save him, but the smoke and flames were too intense. >> last night i broke down and cried because i heard a man screaming for help, burning alive. it crushed me last night. >> by the time the search and rescue truck got there, he had already died of burns and smoke inhalation. truck 23, the closest station with a search and rescue truck, could not respond because it was part of the rotating closure of fire stations to save money. >> we cannot afford to cut the fire department and police
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because of stuff just like that. >> stop playing firehouse roulette. how many people have to die before enough is enough? fully fund the baltimore city fire department. just one breath of toxic smoke can be deadly, and he said the response time fire companies was not responsible for his death. >> the national fire protection association standard represents an eight-minute response and help -- in having an effective response of location. >> it could have been prevented totally. >> as for the fire investigation, no word on a cause. investigators believe there were no working smoke detectors in the home. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> a maryland woman is in hospice tonight after anne arundel county police told her son that she had died. police reportedly went to the home on october 21 and found her motionless on the bathroom door. they called her son and imported her dead. a few hours later, a state anatomy board member of right and notice the elderly woman was still breathing. she was taken to hospital and released on wednesday. three people were shot within six hours in baltimore city, the first in canton around 6:00 friday night. five hours later, police responded to harford avenue where a man had been shot in the face. he was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition. a few minutes later, shots were fired in the 1600 block of stone would drive. there is no word for a possible motive or suspects. an election official in maryland
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hopes to start counting votes early during november's general election. she has drafted new rules that would let a vote counting began any time on election day. the results would not be released until after the polls close. lawmakers have yet to decide whether to call a hearing on the rule in annapolis. election days to 17 days away, and some familiar faces were hard at work on the campaign trail today. president obama and john mccain, just to name a few. both parties are bringing out the heavy hitters for an election that will decide who controls congress for the next two years. >> with washington's balance of power up for grabs in just over two weeks, both parties have their heaviest hitters on the campaign trail this weekend. before a veterans' group in san diego, john mccain stumped for his former campaign adviser, carly fiorina. >> she will hit the ground running and have an instant
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impact and be a star in the united states senate. we have got to get her there, my friends. >> together they opened fire on incumbent senator barbara boxer. >> we must over cal on november 2. >> president obama was in massachusetts to help out governor duval patrick. >> you need to help or the change you help deliver in 2006. >> the president was also there to raise an estimated half a billion dollars for democratic senate candidates. in florida, former new york mayor rudy giuliani stood behind marco rubio. >> nancy pelosi and harry reid have taken us in a direction so far to the left that i cannot even recognize some of the things we are doing any more. >> rubio has a strong lead over
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charlie crist. front runners and the underdogs, democrats and republicans alike, all know a lot can happen between now and election day. >> it was another successful year for the baltimore marathon, with the most runners ever. two new faces to go to the title of winner and the grand prize. >> a big birthday for baltimore on saturday. the marathon turned 10 years old. 22,000 runners showed up for the party. a 24-year-old kenyan, david rutoh, got the best present of all. >> i was sure that i would win
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because i was strong in finishing. >> the eastern european women continued strong, with 32-year- old olena shurkhno taking first place for the females. she worried about the windy conditions and last year's winner nipping at her heels. >> i was a little bit nervous. >> the first place purse this year was $23,000, making this race one of the richest in the nation. but for the rest of these runners, the back of the pack, the report was priceless. setting a goal, clocking the miles, and crossing the finish line. at the 2010 baltimore under armour running festival, i am kate amara. >> congratulations to david
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rutoh. here is a look at the top three female runners. we have video and our website, wbaltv.com. don't forget to send us your photos. still ahead, and 11 news anger puts his middle school knowledge to the test, and we will tell you know a toilet played a key role in the escape of two inmates. forget aching, sneezing, and feeling downright miserable. find out how local folks are helping you steer clear of the flu this year. >> it is going to be a chilly night tonight. what about tomorrow? the forecast is just ahead. temperatures at the airport have temperatures at the airport have dropped down t
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bob ehrlich is desperate, and he'll say anything to get elected. negative attacks the media have repeatedly called "dishonest" and "total malarkey." and why can't we trust bob ehrlich? because he raised taxes and fees by $3 billion then denied it... because he says he's for us, but made $2.5 million at a special interest lobbying firm. and ehrlich says he'll cut education again if elected governor. bob ehrlich-- a career politician we really can't trust. >> it was a big jump and a long way down into a crowd of thousands from around the world. based jumpers to could vanish of the first annual bridgette festival in west virginia. individuals, groups, even a man in a wheelchair took the plunge
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of the largest bridge in the western hemisphere. investigators believe an overnight fire that destroyed a mormon church in washington state was deliberately set. the charge was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived early this morning, just outside of seattle. members of the congregation questioned why they were targeted. investigators are trying to determine if it is related to similar arsons in other cities. police in tennessee are searching for two inmates who escaped using a metal object from a toilet. authorities say the mendota hold through the wall this morning. they were serving time on a long list of charges including evading arrest and that the property. in 2007 comic-con authorities this -- in 2007, they discovered others escaping. only one flu shot is needed to protect against multiple strange
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this year. some local officials set up a free clinic to encourage people to protect themselves. >> tomorrow there will be a front coming in, but there is not any rain coming with it. the forecast is
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>> to a new fire engines were revealed today in ellicott city. they will replace older ones and are equipped to carry more
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firefighters and have of a higher coupon capacity than the older models. are you smarter than a sixth grader? sixth graders from the school. >> i heard theoice and the sound resounded. my strategy is to rely very heavily on the education in the brains of these two young ladies next to me. >> hundreds gathered for the live game show today, which was a fund-raising event for sisters academy of baltimore. it is the season for flu shots, and if you are lucky enough, you
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confine free vaccinations with virtually no lines. that was the case in baltimore county this afternoon. >> get your free flu shot pretext those words could not sound any better to those who don't want to get sick with influenza this season. >> last year i got sick and i was out of school for two weeks. >> it is the season for flu shots. baltimore county offered them for free at the randallstown community center. >> this year, the h1n1 is included in the regular flu vaccine. all you need is one shot. >> the vaccinations are for those over six months of age, with of the flu missed and that shot available. >> it felt a little weird but not that much. >> christina's grandfather had the flu missed instead. >> we really do not want to get
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the flu. >> health officers say everyone can reduce the risk of contagious viruses by knowing their flu facts. >> we want people to remember the facts. frequently wash your hands, always get your flu shot, cover your cough with your sleeve, take time off work if you are not feeling well, and seek medical advice if you are not doing better. >> next weekend, the county will offer free blue shots in acid. -- flu shots in essex. >> first we take a look at the hd doppler radar. there is just not much out there to look at. we have clear skies out here. remains of the nor'easter, very little moisture in the northeastern u.s.. higher elevations may have a couple of snowflakes up in the great lakes. there is a cool front in there
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somewhere, but there is no rain around that either. today was nice, 66 the high at the airport and the inner harbor. 46 was a low at the airport. when gusts up to about 33 this morning. it got a little breezy for a couple of hours. typically, 67 would be the high. annapolis is down to 56, 48 at cambridge, frederick down to 50. 44 at mckinley. elkins is already down to 36 degrees. we will see a variety of temperatures overnight tonight. the satellite picture shows that storm south of nova scotia and slowly pulling away. as it gets further way, less and less of the breeze will be a factor in our weather. there is a cold front coming out
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of the great lakes with a letter ahead of it and behind it. it will come through tomorrow dry. there will not be in the clouds or rain with it. we do not expect much change with that front going through. it is kind of unsettled out to the west. monday and tuesday, elements of other weather systems will come floating along and changed things, but the weekend winds up in great shape. a couple of areas that out to the west may get down to 39 but most areas will be in the 40's overnight. not as breezy as it today. 69-73 for the high, but we will not go crazy. a 1 foot shot on the open waters with the bay water temperature holding steady. a big football game tomorrow afternoon up in foxboro between providence and boston.
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60-64 will be the temperature range during the game. still a breeze up there, 10-20 miles an hour and may be a strong gust, but they will see lots of sunshine. the futurecast gives us try even with the front going through tomorrow, but by monday we begin to see some clouds drift in. by monday night into tuesday, some rain shower chances form across the area. the forecast calls for 71 tomorrow, 65 on monday. monday night into tuesday, a few periods of rain, morning show wednesday and late in the day thursday we could see some showers as well. >> an unbelievable navy game. what happened? >> the team has perseverance and fights back. we will show you how they were able to pull this one out and show you who came to the rescue, next in sports.
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>> now, 11 sports. >> the maryland head coach was fuming after today's loss to clemson. he told a media that some of the players retreating road games as an amusement trip. there was no fun to this game, despite out gaining clemson, turbos lost --terps lost.
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they led 7-3, but the good times did not last long. ellington can fly. 87 yards, a touchdown, clinton up by three. on fourth and goal for the tigers, jamie harper has a touchdown, now 17-7. brown makes him desk. brown with another big return for that tigers. now clinton was feeling it. ellington got a 1 yard touchdown. clemson hammers marilyn, 31-7 even though danielle brian through fort 300 yards.
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down 14-0 third quarter. under two minutes to play in the game, it is tied up at 21. he gets picked off by tyler simmons. simmons down to the 13-yard line. that set up a four-yard touchdown run. navy are comes a 14-point deficit to beat smu, the final 28-21. aaron hernandez -- combine they don't have the resume of randy moss's rookie season. yet no one on the ravens is taking these guys for granted. the ravens know exactly about the patriots and how they now have to pick the right players. remember the playoffs last year? the patriots still have welker and they have another rookie tight end, so they certainly have enough targets for tom brady.
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>> they have always had a very good passing attack. what great programs do is whenever someone is not part of that group, they do it another way. they have three tight ends right now that are very effective. the disk is the same package in their same route and philosophy with three tight ends rather than three wide receivers. >>: a lesson learned by the rangers. for the second straight game, they built a lead on the yankees, but this time the rangers made sure it did not get away. game 2 at the ballpark in arlington, a yankee starter bill hughes allowed seven runs in four innings. david murphy jack's it to the right. that made it 2-0 and the rangers jumped out to a 5-0 lead. in the fifth with the score at 5-1, knicks were sure does not get it. -- nick swish your does not get
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it. that made it 6-1, and the rangers never looked back. the final was 7-2, to even the series at one of peace. the giants beat the phillies 4- 3. 3. still
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